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post #91 of 1388
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Originally Posted by Seanimus View Post

Thanks RatDog.
I linked wrong distribution picture. Should stop thinking too much...
The odd connector (picture below) is going to LT5 . Which would give me option of replacing one fan at a time, if it gets busted.
Could get 4x of these distribution going as 2x into LT, giving capacity of 6 fans per radiator to one LT header. Not that I am going 6 fans per radiator for sure..just a thought for expansion.
If this works , then still the question on extending wiring by soldering at fan (under sticker- would get messy) OR soldering wires (easier) OR female extension connector for right most fan. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Edit: Yes I forgot about the total draw of Amps. Hmm I have to rethink the wiring part again taking it account the draw. Had this all figured out few months back with PA2's, and then dropped PA2's when USB Pumps came out.

How does that thing worK?
post #92 of 1388
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Originally Posted by freitz View Post

How does that thing worK?
Just connecting cables nothing fancy is my guess. Only use is- for convenience on replacing fans without soldering them together. You would still need to connect only one fan with RPM sensor into that and others would be clipped. I can confirm when I get one.

Any comments on wiring diagram will be helpful.
post #93 of 1388
I'm not sure the RGB LED will function on a slaved LT?
post #94 of 1388
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Originally Posted by Electrocutor View Post

I'm not sure the RGB LED will function on a slaved LT?
Thanks for reviewing Electrocutor...If true, that is a huge setback to my plans with no recourse in mind.mad.gif
Shoggy any comment on this and questions in above post..
post #95 of 1388
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Originally Posted by Seanimus View Post

@RatDog
Thanks man. Wiring definitely needs to be longer after doing the layout and load is now split for fans (Have to use AQ XT as well.):
Anyone see any issues here in this layout (sorry couldn't make it simpler): diagram (Click to show)
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Questions probably for Shoggy...But if anyone knows please chime in:
1) I think I can skip the Aquabus connectors on D5, D5 Adaptor, & Flow Meter?
2) Any way to get all those Alarms into a nice 5.25 bay with speaker to see which unit failed via LED indicators? (heh)
3) D5 has temp connections and D5 Pump adaptor also has temp connections. Any of them worth connecting when D5 is going USB?
4) D5 Pump Adaptor --where is the Fill Sensor--is that via USB...or what I marked as Temperature is really Fill Level Sensor?

You are using the newest of the new products so not sure on some of your questions and maybe Shoggy can chime in here but here are my thoughts.

1) I think instead of USB you want to use the aquabus connector because then flow, temp, and fill level are all consolidated in the Aquaero 5 XT.
2) Well you could use relays to fire the LED's on alarm but that would be a little crazy to construct
3) It depends on how many places you want to get a temp reading. For me the water into the rads and water out of the rads are the two most important to know how well my loop is cooling. Any other temps are more informational.
4) The fill sensor, as I understand it from the brief Aqua documentation on this stuff, is based on a pressure reading that is part of the pump housing and uses that port on the side of the res. That is a little vague to me as well.

I really wish Aqua would do a better job of documenting their stuff so everyone doesn't have to do this guessing game.
post #96 of 1388
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Originally Posted by Electrocutor View Post

I'm not sure the RGB LED will function on a slaved LT?

Have you tried that or are you just guessing?
post #97 of 1388
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Originally Posted by freitz View Post

How does that thing worK?

It is a fan power distribution block. You hook a female to female 3 pin from the Aquaero 5 fan header to that block then hook up each of your fans. It is the same as those multi fan cables but just on a small PCB instead.

One word of caution, that board you linked, Seanimus, has all three pins going to all the fan headers. If you hook it up this way your RPM readings will jump all over the place since the fans are not perfectly synced for any given voltage. I used a small screwdriver to scrape and break the RPM trace after the first header so the aquaero would only see RPM from fan #1 but power all three (or more for the bigger board).
post #98 of 1388
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Originally Posted by RatDog View Post

Have you tried that or are you just guessing?
Just a guess based on what Shoggy said. I'm not sure anyone can actually try it since the slave firmware hasn't been released yet?
Edited by Electrocutor - 9/13/12 at 11:32am
post #99 of 1388
Thread Starter 
I am staying away from that board Ratdog for other reasons as well...
Here is the response from AQ:
to answer your questions.

1.) There is no need to connect everything via aquabus. When connected via USB you also have everything available in the aquasuite but of course the devices can not communicate with each other. So for example you can not use the flow rate or temperature value directly with the aquaero. If this is a no go and you want to connect it: note that you have to use the USB connection first for an initial setup and configuration since the aquabus does not offer all options.

2.) No, that is not possible.

3.) As long as you do not have anything in your system that you want to monitor it will make no sense to attach any additional sensors here.

4.) I guess you mean article #41095, right? It features a mps pressure sensor which read the fill level of the reservoir and also the water temperature. You can use it with USB and/or aquabus. If used by aquabus you also have to do an initial configuration via USB at first.

In your drawing is one mistake: you can not control the RGB LED with a slave device. There also some logical mistake but it will work. For example you connected the sensor values from the flow meter to the slave device but their sensor values will not be processed there. The main aquaero will use these values via aquabus.

kind regards
Sven Hanisch

Leaving work now..and have to rethink this whole process and come up with new drawing. Maybe buy another XT and return LT...and just run each XT for each loop separately. and forget master slave combination.
Really dont want to get PowerAdjust 2 USB thing...fugly.
post #100 of 1388
What was your intent with the second RGB that makes it so important?
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